Do We Need Religion?

“The world is full of religion, yet it is a dangerous place to live.”

How can a world so full of religion be so dangerous? Could it be that religion is and always has been divisive and bad medicine for the human family?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying one should not be godly persons. However, who decides what ‘godly’ is? Religion?

That religion stokes and fuels the emotion, reason and rationale are rarely in play when it comes to interpersonal relationships between individuals and nations.

For example, I received a hateful (and childish) response from an individual who took except to an article I wrote. He/she boiled it all down to “my god is greater than your god.” Herein is part of the problem in the world. Many people of ‘religion’ weaponize their gods and prophets. This mentality is warlike. Personally, I believe they dishonor their gods, their prophets, and themselves when they conduct themselves in this manner. It makes me wonder how deep has the things their religions have taught them have seeped deep down inside the marrow of their bones. The mentality is thuggish and angry. Deadly war ensues even now because of religion.

Here is an impromptu video I created on the subject.

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R. Jerome Harris

No one of importance. A disciple (student) of Christ apart from the established religious systems who reasons, thinks and concludes matters for myself. Something is not right with the state of religion in the world. The real dichotomy is that we live in a world so full of religion, yet is an evil, immoral, and dangerous place to live. A mental and spiritual separation from this world that Jesus said his kingdom is no part of is the first step to a "break-through" to freedom and entry into a much larger spiritual world where God and Christ resides and the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God can be accessed.

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